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College Algebra - mikesar - 03-26-2019

Can someone direct me to the right forum to discuss the college algebra at tesu (mat-121)
I am about to drop the course. I need some suggestions on how to pass this course.
Thanks.


RE: College Algebra - udi - 03-26-2019

(03-26-2019, 08:57 AM)mikesar Wrote: Can someone direct me to the right forum to discuss the college algebra at tesu (mat-121)
I am about to drop the course. I need some suggestions on how to pass this course.
Thanks.
You can take the equivalent free at Saylor: https://www.saylor.org/partners/credit-partners/thomas-edison-state-university-saylor-direct-credit-transfer-partner/

Before you drop it, why are you dropping it?


RE: College Algebra - Supermind - 03-26-2019

You could also try Aleks College Algebra for $20/month.


RE: College Algebra - mikesar - 03-26-2019

(03-26-2019, 10:13 AM)udi Wrote:
(03-26-2019, 08:57 AM)mikesar Wrote: Can someone direct me to the right forum to discuss the college algebra at tesu (mat-121)
I am about to drop the course. I need some suggestions on how to pass this course.
Thanks.
You can take the equivalent free at Saylor: https://www.saylor.org/partners/credit-partners/thomas-edison-state-university-saylor-direct-credit-transfer-partner/

Before you drop it, why are you dropping it?

I took Introductory Algebra at a Community College 10 years ago and did very well. College Algebra which is more advanced, seems too overwhelming. I am constantly falling behind and I didn't take the midterm because I miserably failed the practice exam. It seems I need to go back and review the basics.


RE: College Algebra - davewill - 03-26-2019

(03-26-2019, 11:23 AM)mikesar Wrote: I took Introductory Algebra at a Community College 10 years ago and did very well. College Algebra which is more advanced, seems too overwhelming. I am constantly falling behind and I didn't take the midterm because I miserably failed the practice exam. It seems I need to go back and review the basics.

The hardest thing about studying math online is that there isn't anyone to walk you through problems when you don't understand how to do them. I have two suggestions besides using the obvious online resources like Khan Academy, etc... The first is to get the solutions manual for whatever textbook you're using. Instead of just having the answers to half the problems like there is in the back of the book, it will actually show the solutions for those problems step-by-step. This is very helpful. The second suggestion is to hire a local tutor who can help you with difficult concepts.


RE: College Algebra - mikesar - 03-26-2019

(03-26-2019, 11:33 AM)davewill Wrote:
(03-26-2019, 11:23 AM)mikesar Wrote: I took Introductory Algebra at a Community College 10 years ago and did very well. College Algebra which is more advanced, seems too overwhelming. I am constantly falling behind and I didn't take the midterm because I miserably failed the practice exam. It seems I need to go back and review the basics.

The hardest thing about studying math online is that there isn't anyone to walk you through problems when you don't understand how to do them. I have two suggestions besides using the obvious online resources like Khan Academy, etc... The first is to get the solutions manual for whatever textbook you're using. Instead of just having the answers to half the problems like there is in the back of the book, it will actually show the solutions for those problems step-by-step. This is very helpful. The second suggestion is to hire a local tutor who can help you with difficult concepts.

Thanks.
Is there a solutions manual for openstax CollegeAlgebra-OP?


RE: College Algebra - davewill - 03-26-2019

(03-26-2019, 11:49 AM)mikesar Wrote: Is there a solutions manual for openstax CollegeAlgebra-OP?

There seems to be an instructor solutions manual (which I assume has ALL the solutions rather than half like a student one would): https://openstax.org/details/books/college-algebra?Instructor%20resources

You may or may not be able to access that, and obviously you wouldn't want to use it to cheat on homework. A second choice would be to buy a different textbook that does have a solutions manual. Use it just for self-study. If you don't care about the edition of the text, you can usually find them dirt cheap (like $10).


RE: College Algebra - mikesar - 03-26-2019

(03-26-2019, 12:43 PM)davewill Wrote:
(03-26-2019, 11:49 AM)mikesar Wrote: Is there a solutions manual for openstax CollegeAlgebra-OP?

There seems to be an instructor solutions manual: https://openstax.org/details/books/college-algebra?Instructor%20resources

You may or may not be able to access that, and obviously you wouldn't want to use it to cheat on homework. A second choice would be to buy a different textbook that does have a solutions manual. Use it just for self-study. If you don't care about the edition of the text, you can usually find them dirt cheap (like $10).

Thanks. This is a great suggestion. I am also looking into Modern States College Algebra course. It looks like an instructor driven video tutorials kind of system. 
Appreciate all the help.


RE: College Algebra - indigoshuffle - 04-18-2019

Just take the Sophia course. Nuff said.


RE: College Algebra - ChilliDawg - 04-23-2019

(04-18-2019, 11:38 PM)indigoshuffle Wrote: Just take the Sophia course. Nuff said.

Why?